Ethical polluting agent: The toxic embarassment of Scott Pruitt

Ethical polluting agent: The toxic embarassment of Scott Pruitt

Ethical polluting agent: The toxic embarassment of Scott Pruitt

In this May 16, 2018, file phot, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Minutes ago a Fox Business D.C. correspondent posted video (below) of her asking the EPA chief about reports he tried to get a Chick-fil-A franchise for his spouse.

Early in his tenure, Pruitt made a habit of flying first-class while his aides sat in coach, inflating the EPA's travel costs.

A spokesperson for Chick-Fil-A confirmed to ABC News that Pruitt had used his official position to lobby the company for a "business opportunity". Meanwhile, Trump praised Pruitt on Wednesday during a briefing on hurricane preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency's headquarters. "That hasn't changed. There is a bit of madness but also a bit of brilliance in how you do that". You know that, Scott.

"You have a great day, you're a piece of trash", Wilcox was quoted as telling Plott. "Administrator Pruitt follows the same security protocol whether he's in his personal or official capacity", spokeswoman Kelsi Daniell said.

Pruitt's wife never got that franchise, as first reported by the Washington Post.

"Look, my wife is an entrepreneur herself - I love, she loves, we love".

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In the video, Pruitt says, "We love Chick-fil-A as a franchise of faith". He said more are needed in his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and around the country.

Politico obtained a billing statement from July 2017 that showed Pruitt ate at the White House mess at least nine times that month, racking up a $400 bill. He's in the trough with all four paws and snout.

Pruitt called Greenwalt a "tremendous leader".

Pruitt spoke Wednesday to a correspondent for Nexstar Media Group. The Government Accountability Office determined in April that the pricey installation of a soundproof phone booth in Pruitt's office violated federal spending laws, which require agencies to notify lawmakers if exceeding a $5,000 cap on furnishing, redecorating or otherwise making improvements to agency heads' offices.

Millan Hupp was described by former EPA staffers as one of Pruitt's closest and most loyal aides.

She cited Pruitt's leadership and tenacity in a statement released by the EPA. Hupp and Greenwalt resigned this week, the reasons for their departures is still unclear.

"I think he's hurting his boss, and when he hurts his boss, he's hurting the American people", Mr. Kennedy said.

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